Sticking At It

LUKE Young has no doubts what is behind the Pilgrims’ transformation from a team that could not win to one that cannot be beaten

"Hard work and dedication from everybody - sticking at it,” said the Argyle midfielder whose 77th-minute free-kick secured a 2-1 Sky Bet League 2 victory over Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday.

The victory extended the Pilgrims’ unbeaten run to seven league and cup matches, and took them to 14th place in the division. Before and partly coincidental with that, they had not won in eight.

“There are games which we have lost when we have been on top but there’s one goal where [the opposition] have got the lucky break.

“But we have kept doing what we are doing, everybody’s stuck together, and things are starting to change.”

Luke has noticed the difference at Home Park since the worked-for reversal of fortunes.

He said: “Even when we got two draws early on, there was a different vibe at the place. Everyone’s going in with a smile on their face; training is a lot more bubbly – there’s a lot more tempo to it; and keeping this run going gives everybody a massive boost.

“I think you can say that times are stating to change for us. We’ve gone round a little corner, and now we’re looking up the league, instead of down it.

“We can’t get carried away, and no-one is, but we have got to take a lot of positives. To go seven games unbeaten – and four of those were wins, and we’ve kept a few clean sheets in recent games and started to score a few goals – is good, but we have got to keep our heads down.”